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Local Transport Today
In brief
The DfT has rejected the House of Commons transport committee’s call for legislation mandating audio-visual systems on buses to help passengers... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Bus services are being withdrawn from many parts of rural Britain as councils make deep cuts to tendered service budgets. The scale of the cutbacks... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
The Welsh Government is to publish a list of national quality standards that will influence how much of Regional Transport Services Grant bus... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
A Statutory Quality Partnership is the most likely operating model for the MetroBus bus rapid transit project in Bristol, North Somerset and South... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
The Welsh Government and bus operators were this week trying to finalise an agreement on revised concessionary fares reimbursement arrangements,... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Doncaster Council is working with bus operators and South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive on plans for a Sheffield-style Voluntary... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
A statutory bus Quality Partnership could be set up for streets outside Solihull’s railway station to complement a £1.8m Solihull Gateway... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Andrew Forster
Kent County Council is to cut the benefits of its unique Freedom Pass scheme, which currently allows 11-16 year olds unlimited travel on buses in the... continue
Local Transport Today
News extra
Andrew Forster
Will Tyne and Wear become the first place in the country to introduce a bus Quality Contract Scheme (QCS)? Or will councillors eventually accept the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Welsh transport minister Edwina Hart is reviewing the future of Wales’ four regional transport consortia. An announcement is expected in... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Brighton and Hove City Council has scaled back a planned roll-out of 20mph speed limits because a majority of the public opposed the lower limits in... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Ministers are consulting on plans to create a Greater Merseyside Combined Authority, scrapping Merseyside Integrated Transport Authority at the same... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Preston’s brutalist 1960s bus station and neighbouring multi-storey car park are to be renovated rather than demolished as previously proposed... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
The city of York Council is expecting a Government consultation on reforms to combined authority (CA) legislation, which could clear the way for the... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
FirstGroup is cutting fares on bus services in Leeds and Bradford from 5 January. In Leeds, the £3.90 off-peak day ticket will be valid all-day... continue
Local Transport Today
News
FirstGroup HAS rejected a call from Sandell Asset Management to dispose of its US businesses. The New York-based hedge fund manager, founded by... continue
Local Transport Today
News
Stagecoach Group’s six month results to 30 October show modest improvements in group revenue, up 5% to £1.474bn (H1 2012,... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Roger Sexton, Nottingham NG1
I was disappointed that nobody from Nottingham City Council has responded to my letter which appeared in LTT 1 November regarding what the local... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Bus passenger watchdog Passenger Focus has called for route-specific punctuality targets  for bus services across the UK. The recommendation... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
John McFarlane is to succeed Martin Gilbert as chairman of FirstGroup on 1 January. Dumfries-born McFarlane is chairman of insurance group Aviva plc... continue
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